Historical strategy game Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar will enter Steam Early Access at a "discounted price" on February 12. The game is being published by Kasedo Games, which is the digital-only division of Kalypso Media. If Early Access is good enough for Ubisoft, don't be surprised to see more publishers with plenty of capital using the pay-for-alpha/beta program to reduce risk on their end in 2014.
"The game is already in an advanced state of completion - which includes about 12 hours of gameplay, most of the main game features and the first two chapters of the campaign," noted Kasedo Games in the announcement. The ready-for-primetime version of the game will be on PC this spring.